Things have been a bit crazy for Samsung this year. In addition to releasing three standard flagships -- the, the and the more affordable -- the company is delaying the launch of its , the , pending an investigation of reported screen issues. But it's not all bad news. Its first 5G phone, the , clocked in impressive data speeds in a recent test run on Verizon's network in Chicago. (This is after a somewhat rocky start a month earlier, when speeds were less than impressive on the .)
But if you're just tuning in, the sheer number of new Galaxy phones can be confusing, especially since Samsung's flagship from last year, the popular Galaxy S9, is still being sold by retailers.
To give a quick run down, the main flagship devices are the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus and were released on March 8. The S10 features a 6.1-inch display, three rear cameras and a single front-facing camera. The S10 Plus, meanwhile, is a bit larger with a 6.4-inch screen. The bigger display is accommodated with a higher-capacity battery (a 4,100-mAh battery compared to the Galaxy S10's 3,400-mAh one). It, too, has three rear cameras, but Samsung added a second 8-megapixel front-facing camera.
Both phones are larger than last year's Galaxy S9, which had a 5.8-inch screen. The Galaxy S9 also only had a single 12-megapixel rear camera, a Snapdragon 845 processor and less expandable memory (up to 400GB compared to the Galaxy S10s' 512GB). The Galaxy S9 had a smaller, third memory option too. It had a 64GB tier, while the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus start at 128GB and 512GB, respectively.
New to the Galaxy lineup is the Galaxy S10E. Though it still has a premium $750 price tag, it's not as expensive as the Galaxy S10 and the S10 Plus. With its 5.8-inch screen it's slightly smaller than the rest and has a smaller-capacity 3,100-mAh battery. It only has dual rear cameras and, like the Galaxy S10, a single front-facing shooter.
Lastly, there's the Galaxy S10 5G. It has a 6.7-inch screen and works on high-speed 5G mobile networks, which will roll out in the US in earnest throughout this year and 2020. It'll be available T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint are expected to sell it too. On the back is a whopping four-camera setup, which includes a 3D Depth camera., but
To see how these phones compare spec-by-spec, check out our chart below.
Originally published Feb. 20, 2019
Update, May 25: Adds Galaxy Fold news and Galaxy S10 5G testing with Verizon.
Galaxy S10 lineup
||Samsung Galaxy S9||Samsung Galaxy S10E||Samsung Galaxy S10||Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus||Samsung Galaxy S10 5G|
Display size, resolution
5.8-inch; 2,960x1,440 pixels
||5.8-inch AMOLED; 2,280x1,080 pixels||6.1-inch AMOLED; 3,040x1,440 pixels||6.4-inch AMOLED; 3,040x1,440 pixels||6.7-inch AMOLED|
5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 in.
||5.59 x 2.75 x 0.27 in.||5.9 x 2.77 x 0.31 in.||6.20 x 2.92 x 0.31 in.||6.40 x 3.04 x 0.31 in.|
147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5mm
||142 x 69.9 x 7.9mm||149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8mm||157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8mm||162.6 x 77.1 x 7.94mm|
Weight (ounces, grams)
5.75 oz.; 163g
||5.29 oz.; 150g||5.53 oz.; 157g||6.17 oz.; 175g||6.98 oz.; 198g|
Android 8.0 Oreo
||Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI||Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI||Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI||Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI|
||16-megapixel, 12-megapixel||16-megapixel (ultra wide-angle), 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto)||16-megapixel (ultra wide-angle), 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto)||16-megapixel (ultra wide-angle), 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto), 3D depth (HQVGA)|
||10-megapixel||10-megapixel||10-megapixel, 8-megapixel||10-megapixel, 3D depth (HQVGA)|
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor (2.8GHz + 1.7GHz octa-core), or Samsung Exynos 9810 (2.7 GHz + 1.7 GHz octa-core)
||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855|
64GB, 128GB, 256GB
||128GB, 256GB||128GB, 512GB||512GB, 1TB||256GB|
||6GB, 8GB||8GB||8GB, 12GB||8GB|
||Up to 400GB||Up to 512GB||Up to 512GB||Up to 512GB||No|
||3,100 mAh||3,400 mAh||4,100 mAh||4,500 mAh|
Dual-aperture camera, water-resistant (IP68); super slo-mo video; wireless charging; iris scanning
||Wireless PowerShare; hole-punch screen notch; water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0||Wireless PowerShare; hole-punch screen notch; water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0||Wireless PowerShare; hole-punch screen notch; water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0||Wireless PowerShare; 3D depth cameras (not for face unlock); water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0|
|Base price off-contract||
$720, £739, AU$1,199 at launch
||$750, £669, AU$1,199||$900, £799, AU$1,349||$1,000, £899, $AU$1,499||TBA|